So, you have finally got that garage cleaned out. All the kids toys are gone and the bikes are stored on bike racks instead of the floor. Your resolution, to finally have your own hobby space is finally happening, but now you need to find a great garage work bench design, since that rickety one that came with the place, looks ready for the fire pit. It has seen better days.
So, after you clean and sweep the floor, and maybe give the walls a coat of paint, you can start thinking about your layout. What type of bench design is going to work best for you? Should it have drawers? What height should it be? Should it be a corner one? Should it fit in a small space?
So, just where do you start? You can go to the home improvement store, and purchase ready made kits to put together and get setup, or you can design and build your own. Many of these stores also sell simple plan ideas, and everyone will have advice for you when you go to the hardware store, on just how you should build your work area.
If you want a basic sturdy table style bench, then these kits work well for that.
If you have a small space or maybe you rent your property, then getting a portable setup that can go with you works well too such as the one pictured here.Credit: Amazon.com
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But this is your space, and you have a specific hobby you want to use it for. Whether it is for tearing apart cars, or working with electronics, or woodworking. This is your space, you have finally cleaned it out, you should now lay it out on paper. Decide where everything will go in this new found space.
You will need to figure out your space, and then decide on the best lighting for your space, as well as where you will keep your tools and tool boxes. Are you going to have shelves for tools or peg board? These are things you will have to decide before you start building your work area. It all depends on your hobby. If everything has its place, then it will stay cleaner. Pick bench designs that work for you.
Decide the best places for a garage work bench, or benches, and then you can design one yourself. If you have an idea in your head of what you want, or you have seen in magazines and would like to build yourself to save some money, then maybe you can design it yourself. But otherwise, a great idea for garage work space designs, is to get a design book! Workbenches: From Design And Theory To Construction And Use (Popular Woodworking)
A great design book, might be the answer you are looking for. It contains many design ideas and plans, and all depending on what you need your work bench to do for you, it will help you pick a great design. Each design will give you a list of everything you need plus the types of materials and instructions.
You can head to the book store and get a book, or you can also get one online at Amazon. This is a great way to get design ideas.
The kits you can buy at the home improvement store are usually pretty standard style ones, but if you want something a little different. You can look at already built benches for ideas, or you can check out design books.
Take your time with this step. You are going to be spending a lot of time in there, you want it to be right for you.
Searching online for garage work bench designs is a great way to help you layout your garage the best way for your hobbies. Once you pick the right design and build it, you will be excited to work in your own space.